After over a year of hiatus from blogger events, I finally attended my first a few weeks ago. I chose to go because I like the event sponsor (BlueWater Day Spa), and the event was parent-oriented. The event launched the BlueWater Day Spa Baby Massage Treatment.
We all know the benefits of touch, especially for babies. When my kids were still babies, I would massage their bellies when they were colicky. Bedtime massages were part of our nightly rituals. Up to this day, I still massage Nate as an added bonus (because I have to apply his creams for skin asthma, anyway). Massage soothes an irritable baby, makes them feel secure, and strengthens their bond with the parent.
The relaxation benefit actually has a physiologic basis, according to this article on parents.com. Massage stimulates a chain reaction in the nervous system: the brain starts to produce more serotonin, a feel-good hormone, and less cortisol, a stress hormone. As a result, the baby’s heart rate and breathing slow down, and the body begins to relax.
Other benefits include:
- Increased blood flow
- Better sleep
- Better digestion and relief of colic
You might ask – is it safe to let someone else massage your precious baby? It was a question I asked myself. BlueWater showed us a video during the event of their massage therapist doing the BlueWater Day Spa Baby Massage treatment. The therapist adeptly and carefully handled the baby; it appears that baby massage therapists are well-trained. Also, they first practice on dolls before proceeding on to babies.
Search for BlueWater Day Spa Baby Image Model
Along with its launch of the baby massage, BlueWater also launched the search for its baby image model. Do you have a baby who is between 6 months and 4 years old? You can enter him/her to join the contest. Complete mechanics are posted in BlueWater’s Facebook page.
Four winners will each win a kiddie Sparty Package worth P20,000.00, ten complimentary baby massage treatments, and a photo shoot for the spa’s print and digital media campaigns as well as for a magazine feature. Contest runs till August 6th. Join na!